Producer Profile

Philippe Tessier

Nestled in the heart of the AOC Cheverny and Cour-Cheverny, the family estate spans 23 hectares along the renowned Chateaux de la Loire route. Philippe Tessier, winemaker and proprietor, inherited the estate from his father, Roger, who established it in 1961, and has since overseen its operations since 1981. Certified organic by Agriculture Biologique since 1998, the domaine prioritizes and champions small-scale viticulture. Their portfolio includes two cuvées of Cheverny (Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay), three cuvées of Cour-Cheverny (100% Romorantin), and compelling reds.

Where The Wines Come From

Loire Valley

The Loire Valley, renowned for its picturesque landscapes and historic chateaux, is also a prominent region for natural wine production. Nestled along the meandering Loire River, this diverse wine region boasts a rich viticultural heritage dating back centuries. In recent years, there has been a resurgence of interest in natural winemaking, with many producers embracing sustainable and organic practices. In the Loire Valley, natural winemakers often focus on expressing the unique terroir of their vineyards, allowing the grapes to shine with minimal intervention. From the crisp, mineral-driven whites of Sancerre and Pouilly-Fumé to the elegant, light-bodied reds of Chinon and Bourgueil, the diversity of grape varieties and styles in the region is reflected in its natural wines. These wines typically exhibit vibrant acidity, bright fruit flavors, and a sense of purity that captures the essence of the Loire Valley's cool climate and limestone-rich soils. With its commitment to authenticity and respect for nature, the Loire Valley continues to be a beacon for those seeking distinctive and environmentally conscious wines.